by Frank DiMaria on June 16, 2015 for T.H.E. Journal
Katie Davis worked on the Developing MInds and Digital Media (DM2) with Howard Garder. In her book, The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy and Imagination in a Digital World that she and Gardner found that today's youth seem to believe that their questions and desires can be answered by apps. If the answer cannot be found on an app, then the questions or desire must not matter. I wonder what you think of that idea. Have you found yourself thinking that your question must not matter because there is not "an app for that?" Is this part of our desire to have a quick answer or solution for every problem or question? Which came first; our need for a quick answer for our questions or that we have become accustomed the ability to find an answer quickly?